Saturday 10 August 2013

Breaking Bad Bundt Cake

Breaking Bad Bundt
Breaking Bad is one of my favourite TV shows ever. I don't mind admitting that I hated it at first, and insisted I would never watch it ever again! However, I soon came round and lost several weekends whilst we caught up. It's been off our screens for months, but this week it's finally back for the grand finale.

To celebrate, I decided to make a Breaking Bad Bundt. It had to be blue (of course) but I decided on a nice raspberry flavour, after a lengthy conversation with my friend Dave about ice pops and Slush Puppies. I used little blue sweets as a replacement for the crystal meth (I believe this is rather moreish and isn't great for the pegs...) and dyed everything in sight blue with gel food colours. I made my floating eyeball out of a jawbreaker, and added a layer of jam to make the cake moist and tasty.

I got all my decorations from my local sweet shop. The lady serving me sweetly asked 'is it for a little boy?', to which I cack-handedly explained that the sweets were supposed to look like crystal meth. I get the feeling she didn't wholly approve.
Breaking Bad Bundt
Show stills from AMC
Breaking BadThe cake itself was very simple, and can of course be made without so much blue!

  • 225g butter
  • 450g golden caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 250ml raspberry yogurt 
  • 5 tbsp raspberry jam
  • To make it blue: Food colouring, icing sugar and sweets if desired.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 3/160 C
  2. Grease and flour a regular sized bundt tin - 2.4l, 10 cup, 10 inch. 
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  5. Add the lemon extract.
  6. In a separate bowl, measure out the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  7. Pour the yogurt into a jug (add the food colouring at this stage if you're colouring the cake).
  8. Sift in a third of the flour mix followed by half the yogurt. Repeat this until everything is combined. Don't over mix.
  9. Give everything a quick mix on a low speed for about 10 seconds.
  10. Pour 3/4 of the mix into the prepared tin. 
  11. Dollop the jam on top of the mix and spread around, avoiding the sides. 
  12. Cover with the rest of the mix.
  13. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. It should be shrinking from the sides of the tin slightly.
  14. Leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin. 
  15. Serve either plain or with a dredging of icing sugar. Or with lots of blue if you wish.

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  1. Just bloody brilliant! Beautiful work my friend. X

  2. Haha it's just a bit of fun! I couldn't resist!

  3. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! I was late into the Breaking Bad game - we played major catch up and watched all four series over a matter of weeks last year and I am so excited it's back today! Love it, love it! :) I love this cake, I want a big slice of it RIGHT NOW!!!

  4. LOL! Telling the sweet shop lady that the sweets were supposed to look like crystal meth! Oh to be a fly on that wall, hahahaha!

  5. I've never watched Breaking Bad myself, but I LOVE your cake. It looks amazing :0)

    1. Thanks Stuart! You must watch it - best programme I've seen in years! Plus, it's not every day that you can make a crystal meth inspired cake... :)

  6. I LOVE this post. I am a big fan of Breaking Bad too :) and this cake looks like the perfect accompaniment to the final series. Love the use of the sweets. Excellent!

  7. I love that you told the sweet shop lady about crystal meth! Hilarious - I bet she wasn't expecting that! What a brilliant-looking cake as always :)

  8. This is a fantastic bundt. It is so unique and original. I'm a huge fan of Breaking Bad too and it made me smile about the sweet shop trip!

  9. mmmmmmm this one is my fav, mainly cause its completly covered in icing :-) as they all look gorgeous, icning has to be the winning factor

  10. I'm a huge fan of the show & think is just fantastic! Novelty bundts are the way forward ;) x


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